Eons ago, there were no dog breeds, just wolves. Somewhere along the way, we domesticated them and they evolved into the breeds that we have now; each with a specific purpose and temperament. You want to herd sheep, get a shepherd breed. You want a dog that can swim, there’s the Newfoundland and the Portuguese Water Dogs, and so on.
Except, here’s the catch – we domesticated these breeds. Now they don’t do any of that stuff anymore. But that’s not to say that the things that they do do, aren’t important and the The Museum of English Rural Life wanted to know what your working dogs actually do.
For me, keeping my couch seat warm and chasing the squirrels out of my yard, are very important jobs, and means that my pup is an excellent boy.